Help me prove a point
shoutout to people working weekends and overnights and overtime, people working in hospitality and retail and food service, who are sacrificing time with their loved ones, so fuckers with weekday desk jobs get to live comfortably with the amenities we provide while simultaneously shitting all over us for not getting “real jobs”
Ok, so I totally vibe the premise and intention of Emma Watson’s UN speech about the HeForShe campaign (go sign up) and I completely understand its function in terms of getting men on board, but we must question why we are still at a point where men must be offered benefits specific to themselves in order to be enticed by gender equality.
Why must men constantly be reminded that their mothers, their wives and their daughters face the same injustices in order for them to care? Why do men have to realise that they themselves will gain freedom from gender-based expectations to listen?
Must men be ensured that they will benefit personally from gender equality for them to be interested in the concept?
Why is “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities” not compelling enough to motivate men in and of itself?